Once known as the "Sleepy Hollow of California," Menlo Park did not take off as a community until after World War II. Despite its proximity to Stanford University, Sand Hill Road venture capitalists, dot-com start-ups and research institutions, "Menlo Park still at least seems like a small town," notes Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett in their published "Menlo Park: Beyond the Gate."
Landowners first incorporated back in 1874, but chose to "disincorporate" a mere two years later. It wasn't until 1927 that today's city was established.
Menlo Park now offers a suburban enclave with many urban amenities: from a bustling downtown and strong public school district, to plenty of parks and recreation facilities.
Remarkable sophistication rarely seen on the market this gorgeous extensively remodeled in 2014 home is steps to downtown shops, parks, schools, commuter routes, and loca...
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